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Notable Historical Events on April 23rd

1939Boston Red Sox Ted Williams hits his 1st HR

1969LA Laker Jerry West scores 53 points

2013A 1% flash crash hits the US stock market after a news agency was hacked and claimed injury to President Obama

1995President Clinton declares a national day of mourning for Oklahoma City

1955Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Carrollton Golf Open

1964James Baldwin's "Blues for Mr Charlie" premieres in NYC

1994Libertarian party nominates Howard Stern for Governor of NY

1993Peter Townshend's musical "Tommy" premieres in NYC

1989Nolan Ryan blows a no hitter in 9th inning

1989Betsy King wins LPGA USX Golf Classic

1991Bjorn Borg loses 6-2, 6-3 to Jordi Arrese after 8 year lay off

1967Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational

1958Gil Hodges hits his 300th HR & Pee Wee Reese plays in 2,000th game

1989Kareem Abdul-Jabbar plays his last game as a Laker

1661English king Charles II crowned in London

1861Robert E. Lee named commander of Virginia Confederate forces (US Civil War)

1597William Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor is first performed, with Queen Elizabeth I of England in attendance.

1954Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 1st of his 755 homers

April 23rd Historical Events
Date Event
215
A temple is built on the Capitoline Hill dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman defeat at Lake Trasimene. 
BC
AD
1014
King Brian Boru of Ireland defeats Viking forces at Battle of Clontarf freeing Ireland from foreign control 
1154
Damascus surrenders to sultan Nur ad-Din van Aleppo 
1229
Ferdinand III of Castile conquers Cáceres. 
1343
St. George's Night Uprising in Estonia 
1348
1st English order of knighthood founded (Order of Garter) 
1500
Pedro Cabral lands & annexes Brazil (Terra da Vera Cruz) 
1501
Portuguese navigator Pedro Cabral & 6 ships return to Lisbon 
1504
King Maximilian I routes troops to Bavaria 
1597
William Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor is first performed, with Queen Elizabeth I of England in attendance. 
1616
Netherlands buys De Briel/Vlissingen/Fort Rammekens from England 
1633
Sweden & Protestant German monarchy form Union of Heilbronn 
1635
Oldest US public institution, Boston Latin School founded 
1660
Treaty of Oliwa is established between Sweden and Poland. 
1661
English king Charles II crowned in London 
1662
Connecticut chartered as an English colony 
1705
Richard Steele's "Tender Husband" premieres in London 
1723
Cornelis Steenoven elected archbishop of Utrecht 
1775
Opera "Il Ré Pastore" is produced (Salzburg) 
1789
President-elect George Washington moves into Franklin House, NY 
1795
William Hastings acquitted in England of high treason 
1798
Dutch emperor accepts new Constitution 
1826
Missolonghi captured by Turks 
1827
William Rowan Hamilton presents his Theory of systems of rays. 
1838
English steamship "Great Western" crossing Atlantic docks in NYC 
1851
Canada issues its 1st postage stamps 
1860
Dem convention in Charleston SC divided over slavery 
1861
Robert E. Lee named commander of Virginia Confederate forces (US Civil War) 
1861
Arkansas troops seize Ft Smith 
1864
Battle of Cane River, LA (Red River Expedition, Monett's Ferry) 
1867
Queen Victoria & Napoleon III turn down plans for a channel tunnel 
1871
Blossom Rock in SF Bay blown up 
1878
1st Dutch test drive of steam tram 
1881
Gilbert & Sullivan's opera "Patience" produced in London 
1883
John Heemskerk Azn forms Dutch government 
1891
Jews are expelled from Moscow Russia 
1896
Vitascope system of movie projection 1st shown at Koster & Bial's Music Hall (NYC) 
1900
1st know occurrence of word "hillbillie" (NY Journal) 
1903
NY Highlanders (Yankees) win their 2nd game beating Wash Senators 7-2 
1904
American Academy of Arts & Letters forms 
1908
Denmark, Germany, Britain, France, Netherlands & Sweden sign North Sea accord 
1910
International Exhibition opens in Brussels 
1915
ACA becomes National Advisory Council on Aeronautics (NACA) 
1916
Lord Dunsany's "Night at an Inn" premieres in NYC 
1918
Battle of Zeebrugge ends 
1918
Dover Patrol overthrows Germany U-boat in East Sea 
1918
National Urban League forms 
1919
Major leagues open a reduced 140-game season 
1920
Turkish Grand National Assembly 1st meets, in Ankara 
1920
The national council in Turkey denounces the government of Sultan Mehmed VI and announces a temporary constitution. 
1921
Charles Paddock runs world record 100m (10.4 secs) 
1923
Inauguration ceremonies take place of Gdynia as a temporary military port and fishers' shelter. 
1924
British Empire Exhibition opens at Wembley 
1925
1st London performance of operetta "Fasquita" staged 
1925
Pastor LH Perquin forms Union of Catholic Dutch Radio (KRO) forms 
1932
Shakespeare Memorial Theatre opens at Stratford-on-Avon 
1932
The 153-year old De Adriaan Windmill in Haarlem, the Netherlands burns down. 
1933
Dovo soccer team forms in Veenendaal 
1935
Polish Constitution of 1935 is adopted. 
1936
Carl Hubbell's 1st start of season is his 17th straight win 
1938
Sudeten Germans in Czechoslovakia demand self government 
1939
1st performance of Béla Bartok's 2nd Concerto for violin 
1939
Boston Red Sox Ted Williams hits his 1st HR 
1940
Dance hall fires kills 198 (Natchez Miss) 
1940
NY Yankees dedicate a plaque to Jacob Rupert 
1941
Greece Army surrenders to German Nazis RAF brings Greek king George II to Egypt 
1942
4-day allied bombing on Rostock begins 
1942
Luftwaffe bombs Exeter 
1943
British & US offensive directed at Tunis/Bizerta 
1945
Concentration camp Flossenburg liberated 
1945
US troops in Italy cross river Po 
1946
Bkln Dodger Ed Head no-hits Boston Braves, 5-0 
1948
KSTP TV channel 5 in St Paul-Minneapolis, MN (ABC) 1st broadcast 
1949
Chinese Red army conquerors Nanjing 
1949
Courtesy mail boxes for motorists started in SF 
1949
Netherlands annexes Elten & Tudderen 
1950
1st major league day game completed under lights (Phils 6, Braves 5) 
1950
4th NBA Championship: Min Lakers beat Syracuse Nationals, 4 games to 2 
1950
Nationalist China evacuates Hainan Island 
1950
Stanley Cup: Detroit Red Wings beat NY Rangers, 4 games to 3 
1951
Babe Didrikson-Zaharias wins LPGA Richmond Women's Golf Open 
1952
Bob Cain of Browns & Bob Feller of Indians each pitch a one-hitter 
1952
NY Giant Hoyt Wilhelm wins his 1st relief game & hits his only HR 
1952
Oil pipeline from Kirkuk to Banias completed 
1953
General Charles P Cabell, USAF, becomes deputy director of CIA 
1953
KTAR (now KPNX) TV channel 12 in Phoenix, AZ (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1953
WCOV TV channel 20 in Montgomery, AL (IND/CBS) begins broadcasting 
1954
Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits 1st of his 755 homers 
1955
"Kismet" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 583 performances 
1955
Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Carrollton Golf Open 
1958
Gil Hodges hits his 300th HR & Pee Wee Reese plays in 2,000th game 
1959
"Destry Rides Again" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 472 perfs 
1959
1st heliport in Britain opens in London 
1960
1st performance of Ferde Grofe's "San Francisco Suite" 
1961
"Tenderloin" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 216 performances 
1961
Mary Lena Faulk wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open 
1961
Algiers putsch by French generals. 
1962
1st US satellite to reach the moon launched 
1962
NY Mets win their 1st game ever, after going 0-9, beat Pirates 9-1 
1962
Ranger 4, 1st US satellite to reach Moon launched from Cape Canaveral 
1963
"She Loves Me" opens at Eugene O'Neill Theater NYC for 302 perfs 
1963
Jerry Bock & S Harnick's musical "She Loves Me" premieres in NYC 
1964
James Baldwin's "Blues for Mr Charlie" premieres in NYC 
1964
New York State Theater opens 
1964
Houston Colt 45s Ken Johnson becomes 1st major league pitcher to lose a 9 inning no-hitter, Reds win 1-0 
1965
Launch of 1st Soviet communications satellite 
1967
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Raleigh Ladies Golf Invitational 
1967
Soyuz 1 launched; Vladimir Komarov becomes 1st in-flight casualty 
1968
"I'm Solomon" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 7 performances 
1968
1st decimal coins issued in Britain (5 & 10 new pence, replacing shilling and two-shilling pieces) 
1968
United Methodist Church forms 
1969
ABC Masters Bowling Tournament won by Jim Chestney 
1969
LA Laker Jerry West scores 53 points 
1969
Over 1000 square miles flooded in Shantung Province China 
1969
Sirhan Sirhan sentenced to death for killing Bobby Kennedy 
1969
The Unionist Parliamentary Party votes by 28 to 22 to introduce universal adult suffrage in local government elections in Northern Ireland; the demand for 'one man, one vote' had been one of the most powerful slogans of the civil rights movement 
1971
Columbia University operations virtually end, by student strike 
1971
Soyuz 10 launched; cosmonauts become 1st in Salyut 1 space station 
1972
26th Tony Awards: Sticks & Bones & 2 Gentlemen of Verona win 
1972
Apollo 16 astronauts explores Moon surface 
1972
Betty Burfeind wins LPGA Birmingham Centennital Golf Classic 
1972
The Sunday Times Insight Team publish their account of the events of 'Bloody Sunday' 
1974
USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR 
1975
Harold Pinter's "No Man's Land" premieres in London 
1977
ADO The Hague soccer team forms 
1977
Dr Allen Bussey completes 20,302 yo-yo loops 
1977
Milt workers kill 300-500 students in Addis Ababa 
1977
Czech chess master Vlastimil Hort plays 201 games simultaneously & only loses 10 
1978
Amy Alcott wins LPGA American Defender Golf Classic 
1978
Reds Joe Morgan ends record streak of 91 cons errorless games at 2nd 
1978
USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR 
1979
Fighting in London between the Anti-Nazi League and the Metropolitan Police Special Patrol Group results in the death of protester Blair Peach. 
1980
Soviet sub catches fire off Japan, 9 die 
1982
Conch Republic is established - secession of the Florida Keys from the United States of America 
1982
The Sinclair ZX Spectrum is released. 
1983
David Hookes scores his only Test Cricket century, 143* v Sri Lanka 
1984
AIDS-virus identified (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) 
1985
Brooklyn College soccer team wins Nepal's invitational 
1985
New Coke debuts; Coca-Cola announced it is changing its secret flavor formula 
1985
Flyers 5-Isles 3-Patrick Div Finals-Flyers hold 3-0 lead 
1986
Grand Floridian Beach Resort groundbreaking 
1986
Madrid-Nelli Cooman runs world record 60m indoor (7 sec) 
1987
28 construction workers killed in an apt collapse in Bridgeport, Ct 
1987
NJ Devils farm team Maine Mariners (AHL) move to Utica (Devils) NY 
1988
A Greek pedals self-powered aircraft, 74 miles 
1988
Federal smoking ban during domestic airline flights of 2 hrs or less 
1988
Karolina Szabo runs female world record 25k (1:29:30)/30k (1:47;06) 
1989
Betsy King wins LPGA USX Golf Classic 
1989
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar plays his last game as a Laker 
1989
Nolan Ryan blows a no hitter in 9th inning 
1989
Students in Beijing China announce class boycotts 
1990
11th Emmy Sports Award presentation 
1991
Bjorn Borg loses 6-2, 6-3 to Jordi Arrese after 8 year lay off 
1991
Gordon Greenidge scores 223 v Aus, his last Test Cricket knock at home 
1991
USSR grants republics right to secede under certain conditions 
1992
"Shirnada" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 4 performances 
1992
Marion Berry (former mayor of Wash DC) let out of prison 
1992
McDonald's opens its 1st fast-food restaurant in China 
1993
Eritrea votes to secede from Ethiopia 
1993
Peter Townshend's musical "Tommy" premieres in NYC 
1994
Army shoots to death 23-40 fishermen in Gonaives Haiti 
1994
General Tire World Bowling Tournament of Champions won by Norm Duke 
1994
Libertarian party nominates Howard Stern for Governor of NY 
1995
Laura Davis wins LPGA Chick-fil-A Charity Golf Championship 
1995
President Clinton declares a national day of mourning for Oklahoma City 
1996
Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Reno NV on KRZQ 96.5 FM 
1996
Sotherby begins 4 day auction of Jackie O stuff-take in $34.5 million 
1997
"Titanic," opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC 
1997
32nd Academy of Country Music Awards: LeAnn Rines & Brooks & Dunn 
1997
Omaria massacre in Algeria: 42 villagers are killed. 
2003
Beijing closes all schools for two weeks because of the SARS virus. 
2009
The gamma ray burst GRB 090423 it's observed for 10 seconds as the most distant object of any kind and also the oldest known object in the universe. 
2011
Zach Daniels defeated Rick Michaels to become the new TNT Heavyweight Champion. 
2012
Netherlands Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, tenders resignation, paving the way for early elections 
2012
Rangers F.C. owner, Craig Whyte, is banned for life from any involvement in Scottish football 
2012
38,000 London Marathon entrants have their home and email contacts published in a data protection breach 
2013
28 people are killed and 70 are injured during clashes between police and Sunni Muslims in Hawija, Iraq 
2013
21 people are killed during violent unrest in Xinjiang, China 
2013
A 1% flash crash hits the US stock market after a news agency was hacked and claimed injury to President Obama 
2013
The French National Assembly passes an amended bill legalizing same-sex marriage 
2013
West Indian cricketer, Chris Gayle, smashes the fastest century in history (30 balls) 
2014
60 people are killed & 80 are injured after a train crashes in The Democratic Republic of the Congo 
2015
Chile's Calbuco volcano erupts for first time in more than 40 years 
2016
UN Urges US and Russia to Act Quickly to Save Syria Peace Talks 
2016
China, US pledge to ratify Paris climate deal this year 
2016
UN envoy calls for major Syria meeting to save truce and peace talks 
2016
Obama says Britons should visit US states despite LGBT laws 
2016
Virginia governor signs order restoring voting rights for felons 
2016
Eight family members killed in Ohio gun rampage 
2017
Japanese ships join US carrier for drills as it nears Korean waters 
2017
Michigan doctors charged in first genital mutilation case in US 
2017
More Than 100 Dead In Taliban Attack On Afghan Army Base 
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